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La Venenosa Raicilla Sur

La Venenosa Raicilla Sur was an early release of La Venenosa Raicilla from the Partida family, better known for their brand Chacolo.

About this raicilla

La Venenosa Raicilla Sur was produced by Maestro Tabernero Don Macario Partida in the village of Zapotitlan de Vadillo at approximately 1,200 metres above sea level. The agave used is a type of Agave angustifolia known locally as Lineño, which is harvested after seven years. This single release of the La Venenosa red label bottle was produced by the Partida family, better known for their family brand Chacolo. Later editions of the red label were produced by Arturo Campos.

La Venenosa Raicilla

Raicilla has been produced for over 500 years in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Mexico. Jalisco offers a plethora of agave species, second only to Oaxaca, however the Tequila made in Jalisco can only be made with the blue agave. Raicilla from Jalisco can be made with many different types of agave that are scattered across the landscape. These, along with great diversity in terroir, equipment and techniques, give Raicilla an amazing spectrum of flavor and history.

La Venenosa Raicilla range was created by Chef Esteban Morales to bring these hidden jewels to the global market. Esteban traversed the state in search of the best producers in each region. Every one of these Raicilla expressions is unique; created by different Maestro Taberneros in distinct regions, from different species of agave using diverse techniques, the individual results are astounding. Due to the relatively raw nature of Raicilla production, the ABV of each La Venenosa may vary slightly by batch.

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3.8 out of 5

5 reviews

mt_rainyer

mt_rainyer

43 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

(Two bottles one in 2016 and one in 2022)
This is a very underrated line from La Venenosa in my opinion – especially considering how expensive Partida’s releases are on Chacolo. That said, this is delicious. Sour citrus, lactic fruit flavors mixed with a touch of deep earthiness (like pig blood, iron, or chocolate?). One bottle I had was bit more fruity with “funk” the second bottle I had was more fruit forward and balanced. I preferred that first bottle, but both were delicious.

(Two bottles one in 2016 and one in 2022)
This is a very underrated line from La Venenosa in my opinion – especially considering how expensive Partida’s releases are on Chacolo. That said, this is delicious. Sour citrus, lactic fruit flavors mixed with a touch of deep earthiness (like pig blood, iron, or chocolate?). One bottle I had was bit more fruity with “funk” the second bottle I had was more fruit forward and balanced. I preferred that first bottle, but both were de

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aarild

aarild

153 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

The first time I had this someone confused it with the Tigre and warned me that I was in for an überfunky experience of blue cheese and vinegar. But while the Sur is certainly rustic, it is absolutely not very acidic in the flavour profile. It has a slightly sour and mineral smell that reminds me of where marshland meets a rocky, mountain lake, but the fruity notes dominates. Medium to thin mouthfeel, but nice flavours of torched agave, leaning towards a vegetal freshness rather than espadin sweetness. A bit short aftertaste. I like it, nice bottle for introducing raicilla to someone. EDIT: Several batches down the road, I have to say it’s a very consistent quality; writing in 2023 the later two have had more fruit sweetness and better structure while remaining true to its concept. Really worth a try, there are no other raicilla quite like it.

The first time I had this someone confused it with the Tigre and warned me that I was in for an überfunky experience of blue cheese and vinegar. But while the Sur is certainly rustic, it is absolutely not very acidic in the flavour profile. It has a slightly sour and mineral smell that reminds me of where marshland meets a rocky, mountain lake, but the fruity notes dominates. Medium to thin mouthfeel, but nice flavours of torched agave, leaning towards a vegetal freshness rather than espadin sw

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Average to slightly above average versus other raicillas/mezcals ive tasted. Not overly complex, but not terrible. Like a good espadin in profile

Tyler

Tyler

651 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Slightly floral on the nose, citrus and chocolate on the palate. Though it is agave angustifolia it doesn’t jump out with flavors of agave espadin. Goes down very smooth for being 47% ABV. Definitely worth a taste if you see it. 3 stars.

2023 update. Tasted a half full bottle (date 06/16) and it’s incredible. Curious which type of Angustifolia this is. Super fruity like red Starburst, no bite, slight lactic and lemonade finish. Would be fun to find one of these retail.

Jonny

Jonny

708 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Raicilla seems to always carry a unique flavor, even if made with familiar agave. This raicilla is slightly sour on the nose with fruity notes of apple and papaya. The flavor carries a consistent taste of Maguey with notes of hot ash that lingers on the palate. The texture seems thin but not at all watery.

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